MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN
Cheryl Zandt, MS, NCC, Resident in Counseling
Anxiety, Stress, and Worry
Persistent worry, feeling shaky and breathless, a sense of losing control, and negative or frightening thoughts can all feel uncomfortable, confining, or even dangerous. Anxiety can seem like it has a permanent and controlling role in your life. Thankfully, effective research-based counseling treatments can significantly help to reduce anxiety and increase your sense of well-being. Learning to recognize anxious cues in your thoughts, emotions, and body and learning how to respond helpfully to them can give back so much time, energy, and choices that anxiety takes from you.
I help anxious adults learn skills to help you feel better, and to become confident in knowing how to deal effectively with anxiety.
New and Established Couples
When you think you know someone so well, it can be surprising or even frustrating to encounter situations that interfere with your peace at home. It is totally normal to face significant changes over time as a couple, despite the widespread assumption that your original attraction and romance should be enough to sustain you through several decades. Letting problems linger due to embarrassment or hoping they will go away on their own delays the relief of finding a good solution and can make issues harder to work through.
Guided by research that supports the best long-term outcomes for a mutually satisfying relationship, I help you find solutions that best fit your needs, offer a fresh perspective, and which feel fair.
Issues that I help couples deal with include expectations and agreements about money, preferences for sex and intimacy, no (or low) sex relationships, effective communication and arguments, household roles and expectations, cultural and religious differences, relationship effects of long-term health issues of one or both partners, coping with emotional, sexual, and financial infidelity, revising shared goals through stages of life, interactions with families of origin, issues with children and parenting, fertility, finding and maintaining an ideal balance of work and free time, and celebrating special occasions in mutually enjoyable ways.
Visit my website: cherylzandtcounseling.com
To accommodate busy schedules, I offer late night and weekend appointments. Established clients who are unable to come to in-person sessions may schedule phone and video appointments.
With over a decade of experience, I am a perceptive, compassionate, and collaborative counselor. Using recommended therapeutic models, I can help you feel better and live your life the way you want to be able to experience it.
After finishing an MS from Loyola University Maryland, I received National Board Certification and am currently under supervision with Michael Searby, LPC to complete a professional counseling license (LPC) in Virginia.
To schedule a time to meet with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call me at (202) 594-8982. Simple and HIPAA compliant secure paperless health information forms are completed in my client portal. When scheduling an initial appointment, please text or email me your name and email address to receive a portal invitation.
My rate is $130 per 50 minute session. Payment can be made by credit card, contactless payment, cash, or check.